EUROPEAN NETWORK OF HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY

AN EXERCISE IN BUILDING VIRTUAL COMMUNITY

Authors

  • Fred Coutts Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v5i2.30

Keywords:

community, e-mail, e-group, European chaplains, website

Abstract

The author describes the development of electronic communication which has enabled the development of the European Network of Health Care Chaplaincy. He argues that such electronic communities are real communities, but that in this case, the electronic community exists to foster a sense of community which reaches fulfilment in the face-to-face meeting of the participants.

Author Biography

Fred Coutts, Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust

Fred Coutts is a whole-time healthcare chaplain working at Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust. He attended the EHCC Consultations at Chania and Turku and is currently a member of the committee of ENHCC and webmaster of www.eurochaplains.org. He also acts as webmaster for the SACH website www.sach.org.uk and the Healthcare Chaplaincy Training and Development Unit site, www.chaplains.co.uk

References

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Published

2013-05-31

How to Cite

Coutts, F. (2013). EUROPEAN NETWORK OF HEALTH CARE CHAPLAINCY: AN EXERCISE IN BUILDING VIRTUAL COMMUNITY. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 30-33. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v5i2.30